June 26 2023

Aging 90s Home Gets an Update

Homeowner Scott Truhn fell in love with the location of his Southwest Michigan home built in the countryside of Scotts. The home was built in the 90s but recently started to show its age. So, the homeowner decided to make some upgrades to it. Scott shared that he’s retired and liked the location of his…

May 10 2023

An 82-year-old Kalamazoo Home Gets an Updated Look

This two story 82 year old colonial home has gone through a complete transformation by having several updates done to it. The homeowner, Joan, shared how much she loves her home but knew the “old gal” needed some overdue updates to let her beauty shine again. To take on this challenge she knew only one…

April 11 2023

Older Michigan Lake Cottage Gets a Facelift

This Southwest Michigan 1.5 story home overlooking Austin Lake was built in 1977. The current owners Bryan and Kristi Cruwys have breathed new life into the home with some updates. “We saw the home’s potential, but we needed help getting it there.” Bryan shared. He went on to say that was where BlackBerry Systems stepped in. There…

October 28 2022

Historical Vicksburg Home Gets A New Life

Tucked away on a secluded side street right outside of the Vicksburg city limits sits a two-story historical home that has seen the growth of its town over the decades. When pulling up you can see the classic architecture of this beautiful home and how it’s been updated throughout the years. BlackBerry Systems has had…

September 29 2021

A Gull Lake Home Gets a Facelift

Justin Ridderman and his wife decided they wanted to enjoy Michigan summers on a lake. They have always adored Gull Lake and found an older cottage that had a beautiful lakefront view. But the cottage itself was something from the yester years. What does one do when their new cottage provides so much fun but…
Full back of home Longjohn home in Mattawan

July 23 2021

A Vinyl Siding Upgrade That Outsmarted The Woodpecker!

Along the outside of Mattawan’s city limits, tucked off the road, with a wooded backdrop, sets the Longjohn home. This home has so much character to it that you can’t miss it. The owner’s Sid and Joan have lived in this home for many years and express how much they adore it. But there was…
Powers Vinyl Siding makeover Grand Rapids

March 28 2021

Vinyl Siding Gave This Grand Rapids Home an Updated Look

David and Christy Powers decided it was time to give their Grand Rapids, MI home an updated look. They love their home, but the outside brick was becoming a dated style in their opinion. “We were not happy with the appearance before doing the project. We really wanted an updated look.” David explained. David shared…

October 31 2020

Windows, Vinyl Siding, Gutters, and Trim… Oh my!

A cute 1970s Watervliet, MI home, gets a total exterior transformation! The owner, Ursula, shared that she and her late husband built the in the 70’s “when we were still young.” She went on to say that they used aluminum siding with big heavy wooden windows. “It was time to give the old gal a…

October 12 2020

Residential Transformation

See how BlackBerry transforms this house with new siding and windows.
Tindall Portage home front view

September 15 2020

A Complete Exterior Makeover on a Lakefront Home

The Tindall’s West Michigan home in Portage received a complete exterior makeover this summer. The owners, Scott and Shelley Tindall built the house 32 years ago and initially wanted to replace the exterior home siding and outside decks. But as the project started they soon discovered some hidden water damage that would surface as a bigger…

August 21 2020

Door Doors and More Entry Doors!

Many times, customers tell us once they replace a window or entry door, within a short time they realize they want the rest replaced. This way they all stand out just as nicely as the newly replaced one. That was the case for Nancy in Kalamazoo, MI when she did a replacement front entrance door.…
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May 15 2020

A Westwood Ranch Gets A Whole New Look!

Recently, Blackberry gave this cute Westwood ranch-style home a facelift by replacing its roof, windows, gutters, and downspouts. To the owner, Kayla, their favorite of these projects was the replacement windows and vinyl siding.  “It provided an updated look to our entire home.” We asked Kayla what made her want to do this home improvement…
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March 19 2020

A Deck With A View

In the middle of rolling hills and farmland sets this quaint two-story house. As you walk up to the front door, you’re greeted by a woman that fits this house perfectly. That woman is Joyce Walker and she is as inviting as her home feels. After Joyce goes through the hospitality of seeing if you…
Outside of Dream Porch - Porch ideas with Sunroom

July 9 2019

A West Michigan Sunroom Dream Come True

Gary and Donna are a retired couple still living in their Portage, MI home that they raised their family in. Gary shares fond memories of walking his children to the school down the street every day. He grins, “I was a lucky Dad.” Once they became empty-nesters, Donna set in to give the home a…
Vinyl Siding Paw Paw

April 11 2019

BlackBerry Provides A Helping Hand To A West Michigan Home!

Mary and her late husband enjoyed buying homes, updating them and ultimately selling them. When they landed on their last find, Mary told her husband that this was going to be it, their forever home….or at least until they got tired of it.  Mary started to give an inside home tour and shared what improvement…